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Indonesian family have fed their baby with three bottles of COFFEE every day

Indonesian family feed their baby with three bottles of COFFEE every day for eight months because they cannot afford milk – and say it has not harmed her health 

  • Baby girl has been living off sugary coffee since she was just six months old 
  • Her parents, from Indonesia’s West Sulawesi, cannot afford proper sustenance 
  • Despite this, she has reportedly not suffered any major medical conditions 
  • A local health agency has since provided the young girl with milk and cookies

A baby girl whose parents can’t afford to provide her with milk has been living off boiled coffee grounds for over half her life. 

Hadijah Haura, aged just 14 months, drinks three baby bottles of sugary coffee at around 1.5 liters, every day. 

The Kopi Tubruk Indonesian coffee is made by boiling course coffee grounds with sugar, resulting in a thick drink similar to Turkish coffee. 

Hadijah’s parents, from Tonro Lima Village, in Indonesia’s West Sulawesi province, are mostly unable to provide their daughter with proper sustenance. 

A baby girl whose parents can’t afford to provide her with milk has been living off boiled coffee grounds for over half her life (Hadijah Haura pictured with parents Anita and Sarifuddin) 

She has been consuming the caffeine-rich since she was just six months old and her parents claim they were left with no choice as they had nothing else to give her

She has been consuming the caffeine-rich since she was just six months old and her parents claim they were left with no choice as they had nothing else to give her

Both Anita and her husband, Sarifuddin, make a living extracting copra or dried coconut flesh at a coconut plantation. 

This earns them just 20,000 rupiah, or $1.42 US dollars a day and the earnings barely cover their living expenses.  

She has been consuming the caffeine-rich since she was just six months old and her parents claim they were left with no choice as they had nothing else to give her. 

Despite this, the girl has not yet suffered any serious medical conditions and appears to be growing at a normal rate, according to local media reports.

However, her parents admit the baby has trouble with sleeping and will sometimes stay up at night playing by herself. 

Despite this, the girl has not yet suffered any serious medical conditions and appears to be growing at a normal rate, according to local media reports. However, her parents admit the baby has trouble with sleeping and will sometimes stay up at night playing by herself

Despite this, the girl has not yet suffered any serious medical conditions and appears to be growing at a normal rate, according to local media reports. However, her parents admit the baby has trouble with sleeping and will sometimes stay up at night playing by herself

Hadijah has now grown accustomed to the highly-caffeinated drink and asks for her bottle several times per day. 

Anita issued a statement claiming she had receiving no milk, formula or any kind of health from local authorities, and word of the baby’s diet spread.   

Officials from the Polewali Mandar Health Agency have since paid a visit to the young family to deliver milk and cookies. 

They also warned the family that caffeine can be extremely harmful to young children and told them to stop giving it to their daughter.   



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